In this video, a human feeds a rescued baby raccoon in one hand — a raccoon who was initially abandoned and left to die.
This baby is in the care of a Raccoon Foster Care specialist, where it is being fed a specialized formula at regular intervals. The raccoon, along with three others, are rescues who were brought to WildCare Wildlife Hospital, which treats nearly 4,000 ill, injured and orphaned wild animal patients from over 200 species every year. Though the raccoons were a bit dehydrated, overall, they were in good shape and were rescued early enough.
If you’re interested, you can help rescued raccoons. Hermance wrote, “For about $3.43 per day these babies will grow up healthy and gain weight on fruit, fish and the other items that you see in the menu box on the right.” Find out more information on the WildCare website.
What should you do if you find raccoons? Alison Hermance from WildCare wrote for Huffington Post, “We do everything we can to encourage homeowners to wait, usually only a few weeks, for the young raccoon family to grow up and leave the den site. Then entry points may be safely sealed up (we recommend using a professional service like our WildCare Solutions) to prevent unwanted wildlife neighbors from coming back.”
This baby racroon being bottlefed is just too cute. Fore more cuteness, check out some more similar videos of baby animals being bottlefed. Like with the racoon video, the baby animals in these other videos are framed on a hand to show you just how small and precious the little thing really is. See Baby Mouse Eating Flower = Cute Overload and Baby Squirrel Saved from Certain Death.
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